The Story Belonging to Us
Tangentyere Artists & Yarrenyty Arltere
November 10 - December 24, 2018
Koskela is proud to present The Story Belonging to Us, new works from Tangentyere Artists and Yarrenyty Arltere, both Alice Springs-based Aboriginal-owned Art Centres.
Resulting from a workshop at Tangentyere Artists in October 2018, these 20 ink paintings on paper depict town camp life, family time and the artists’ memories of country. Camp dogs, cowboys, bush picnics, roos and party chooks all come to life, presenting a powerful, positive story of home and place.
Artist Grace Robinya loves to celebrate Christmas, and has painted a festive scene around the tree. She describes the work: ‘This is Christmas time. Everyone dancing - kids dancing, and men and women dancing, and little boys and girls dancing together. Big Christmas Tree covered in different coloured baubles, you know kids they love to see Christmas trees? Pretty one!'
Trudy Inkamala develops her renowned illustrations of family units: husbands and wives, and siblings all going out hunting, sitting at the waterhole and taking in the ‘bush and birds’, whilst Roxanne Patrick’s joyful ‘party chooks’ romp across the paper.
Six paintings on canvas by Doris Thomas, Sally M. Mulda, Nyinta Donald and Grace Robinya complete the exhibition.